I have decided to work a little harder to rent my cottage next year. So I asked the rating system that we use on PEI, Canada Select to come by.
What stunned me was that they give no credit for setting or what a place is really like. The hard core issue is do we have a head board!!!! Headboards are worth an entire star!
Frilly bed linen and wall paper are worth another. I asked why it did not matter whether a place was 8 cottages in a field next to the highway or a place that had magic- the answer is that they could not rate such a subjective thing as setting.
Is not all taste subjective? Robin and I will not go for frilly bed linen nor will we go for headboards - this leaves us as a 2 star. You judge for yourself whether our place feels like a 2 star place. So we will not enter the PEI guide and I will work with my pal Will Pate to set up a great TypePad site next week.